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The manatees swam into the warm waters of the drainpipe after a recent cold snap, but were unable to turn around to get out.
February 24, 2015
Soccer's World Cup is typically played over the summer, but temperatures in Qatar during that season can exceed 110 degrees. But a winter tournament would coincide with the European club season.
February 24, 2015
The story drew attention late Monday, weeks after McDonald, an Army veteran and West Point graduate, made the claim during a conversation with a homeless veteran.
February 24, 2015
In a claim that's meeting with skepticism in Kiev, Russian-backed separatists say they've started to withdraw heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine, as required by a recent cease-fire.
February 24, 2015
The mass abduction took place in rural villages in a portion of Syria that's less than 150 miles west of Mosul, Iraq, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
February 24, 2015
The new law means people over age 21 can consume small amounts of pot — if they can find it. It's still illegal to sell marijuana in Alaska.
February 24, 2015
Political scientists say it won't be all the political tussling that will predict a new president in 2016. Instead, look at the economy.
February 24, 2015
Two species of fern that diverged 60 million years ago are as evolutionarily distant as, say, elephants and manatees. Nonetheless, the two species recently produced a hybrid, say astounded botanists.
February 24, 2015
A levee project would cordon off lucrative farmland along the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri. But small towns in Illinois say that puts them at risk of flooding while protecting rich farmers.
February 24, 2015
Oklahoma oil is expensive to produce, so the sharp drop in prices has forced many drilling companies to cut jobs. If prices stay low, the pain could spread to the banks that finance the oil industry.
February 24, 2015
Research shows that missing school in the crucial early days of school leads to problems later on. In Los Angeles, educators are working to raise kindergarten attendance.
February 24, 2015
Young people between the ages of 18 and 35 spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year. NPR asked some in this group how brands and corporations can get their attention.
February 24, 2015
Once a booming timber area, Grays Harbor County is the site of three proposed oil terminals. The local fishing industry sees the uptick in oil movement as a big risk, with limited economic benefits.
February 24, 2015
The Department of Homeland Security, an agency repeatedly criticized for internal mismanagement and bloat, is the cornerstone of the new White House initiative to fight cybercrime.
February 24, 2015
Ben Woolf died Monday after being injured in a street accident, a spokesman said. The 4-foot-4 actor was hit by the side mirror of a passing vehicle on an LA-area street last week.
February 24, 2015
The Fox News star's claims of reporting from a war zone, bullets flying, during the Falkland Islands war don't appear to hold up. His countercampaign against his accusers is noteworthy as well.
February 23, 2015
The 19-year-old switch-hitting infielder Yoan Moncada has been the talk of pre-season baseball. The Sox would also have to pay about another $30 million to Major League Baseball in an overage tax.
February 23, 2015
Last weekend, more than 40 swimmers from around the country competed in the inaugural American winter swimming championship in northern Vermont. They swam in a two lane pool cut into an icy lake.
February 23, 2015
Many coastal communities that harvest shellfish could soon be hurt by ocean acidification, a study finds. The Pacific Northwest and New England are hot spots, as are estuaries along the East Coast.
February 23, 2015
It's hard to know when to take violent language seriously online. But when Jonathan Hutson saw an anonymous threat to an unnamed school on Twitter, he couldn't let it go.
February 23, 2015

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